If you enjoy the majestic beauty of a highly
trained horse in full stride, then you will want
to come to the harness races at Union Fair.
Since 1902, these beautiful horses have trotted
or paced two circuits of the half mile track in
pursuit of prizes (originally oats, now cash) as
well as bragging rights.
Union Fair was the first track in the state (and
we believe the nation) to remove the hub rail on
the inside of the track, making racing a much
safer activity for horses and drivers. Today
every harness track in America has followed
Union’s lead. We are neither the biggest, nor
the fastest track in Maine but we strive to be
the friendliest and provide a relaxed and
enjoyable afternoon of harness racing for fans
and horsemen/women alike.
So, if you want an afternoon of fresh air and
fun come to the Fair and enjoy the sights and
sounds of real country fair harness racing.